I know how they are supposed to function, it's that the OEM driveshaft has the U-joint currently "flush" with the driveshaft housing. Actually the Cups of the OEM U-joint are just slightly outside of flush. So I didn't know for sure if the replacement cups would be set inside the outer edge of the housing and IF there was a ring-groove where the clips would fit.old s-10 owner said:The replacement universal joint has grooves that are machined into the bearing cups. once the cups are pressed into position retaining clips are inserted into the grooves to keep them from backing out
You don't have the nylon adhesive type of u-joint. If you tried this method on it, you'd lose your hearing and damage the ears on the driveshaft.scys said:Mine take me half an hour to change. I would do it your self if you have a sleg hammer, a large socket.
Mark drive shaft and yoke.
Just take off the U-joint using a 7/16 wrench.
Slide the drive shaft out off tranny.
Remove retainer clips with flat screw driver.
Set the drive shaft on the large socket.
This is TRUEppap said:You don't have the nylon adhesive type of u-joint. If you tried this method on it, you'd lose your hearing and damage the ears on the driveshaft.
it takes some patience, but yes, it will work. people will tell you it wont, but i've done it. it works, you just gotta take your time and heat all the way around the hole. But for the price of a can of mapp, it will make your life alot easier. one more thing to add.... dont stand in front of the little holes when your doing it. Sometimes, if the little peg looking things get stuck in there pretty good, it will build a decent amount of pressure before it shoots molten hot nylon everywhere.95projectS-Dime said:So a propane torch will not get it huh??